News Briefs

  Iyar 28, 5762 , 10/05/02

1 Terrorist in Custody in Beersheba Terror Attack

(IsraelNN.com) Police have apprehended one terrorist involved in the Beersheba bomb attack near the Bank Hapoalim in the Old City of the southern municipality. Emergency medical service officials report three persons sustained light injuries in the attack that took place at the corner of Histadrut Street.

A second terrorist is the subject of a manhunt at this time.

According to Police Superintendent Kopel, it appears the terrorists threw bomb(s) or grenade(s) and then opened fire at passersby. The entire area is closed to vehicular traffic and police are urging all pedestrians to distance themselves from the area as a manhunt for one terrorist is in progress.
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